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Debra comes from the Yawuru people of the Kimberley, she is a Yawuru traditional Owner recognised through the Rubibi Native Title claim and a director of Nyamba Buru Yawuru (the Yawuru PBC). Debra is an owner/operator of a Broome based earthworks business. As well as providing strong business leadership and governance oversight, she also advises
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Dalisa is a Yawuru/Bardi woman born and raised in Broome. She is a founding member of Marrugeku (1994) and Co-Artistic Director since 2009 and a choreographer and dancer with the company. After completing an Advanced Certificate in Aboriginal Musical Theatre (1993) Dalisa performed in Jimmy Chi’s Corrugation Road and Bran Nue Dae (Cabaret). She has
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Rachael Swain was born in Aotearoa/New Zealand of settler descent and lives and works between the land of the Gadigal in Sydney and the land of the Yawuru in Broome. She is a director of intercultural dance theatre and a performance researcher. She is one of the founding members and a Co-Artistic Director of Marrugeku,
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Nancia is a Meriam (Magaram), Wuthathi and Bindal Juru woman who was born in Brisbane and raised in Gladstone, Queensland. She has more than twenty years experience in media production, communications, entertainment, the arts and government policy. A former journalist, Nancia worked with National Indigenous Television (NITV) and as Head of Communications for the National
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Michelle was born in Perth. Her mother is Yindjibarndi from the Pilbara region. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies and Fine Arts. She is a qualified cultural planner and has worked in the not-for-profit sector, local government and State Government as an arts and cultural Project Officer, Manager and
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Matthew has produced, composed and directed music across many genres with a remarkable array of collaborators since the early 80’s. As Marrugeku’s Musical Director he has worked since 1995 with remote and urban Indigenous musicians and dancers on Mimi, Crying Baby, Burning Daylight, Buru and Cut the Sky, through national and international tours. He has
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Adele Peek is a Yawuru and Bunuba professional, with extensive experience across public and private sectors. Adele is a community and corporate leader, specialising in entrepreneurship, Indigenous cultural intelligence, strategy, diversity and inclusion, social innovation, board leadership, mentoring and is passionate about black feminism and system structural change.

David Malacari has had an extensive career in the Arts and in Arts Festivals. He was Artistic Director of Auckland Arts Festival from 2004 until 2011, Parramasala Festival in 2013, and Tasmania’s Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island, in 2015 and 2017. He was also director of the multi-arts festival Australia India: New Horizons,
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Tegan Gasior was born and raised in Derby recently moving to Broome to raise her young family. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Finance and is currently working towards her CPA qualification. She has worked for the past 7 years as a Management Accountant in the iron ore industry. Tegan has previously
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